Today I had my first ever life drawing session, having never done it before I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but I found it quite interesting after I had got past the part of drawing a naked person. I am looking forward to my next session as I know that the more I get to do the better I will be.
In this workshop we had to print off images from our deconstruction and print about 5 of each image, we then cut out the shapes we had formed, the task was to look at the different places you could put the shapes to create different designs, I found this a really good technique as it shows a development in ideas and helps you picture different ideas.
in today’s technical session we were focusing on zips, we completed two samples, an exposed zip and an invisible zip, I have done invisible zips before but I had never sewn an exposed zip so it was interesting to learn how, it is quite fiddly to make sure that it is equally in the middle with the same amount of the tape on each side
Todays task was to define the word 'Contemporary', when completing this task, it made me think a lot about what the word means to me, I decided to go down the route of sustainability as that is how a lot of companies and designers are going, trying to use fabrics that are good for the environment, but it isn't just fashion that is changing, architecture is changing as well and at a much faster rate which I found interesting.
Today was an extension on from Tuesdays sketchbook workshop, I can really see designs coming a long after completing this process, and I am going to work on the mannequin next to see how I can go about making the shapes I have designed.
Pattern Cutting Technical Session
For our pattern cutting we were working on dart manipulation again but looking at the ways in which you can remove one dart and add it into another. after we had done that we moved onto adding volume into a sleeve, I found the splitting and spreading method easy as this is the way that I have always been taught, but we also learnt the pivoting method, I found this quite difficult as I felt like I didn't have enough hands but I know that with more practice I will find it easier, and I want this to be the method that I use as it uses less paper.
Hello, Eleanor here, I am currently at Norwich University of the Arts studying Fashion, please join me along my adventure.